TIPPS-A 101 Briefhe Army has a challenging problem. Its legacy systems and databases are stove-piped and (mostly) do not talk to each other. The Integrated Personnel and Pay System ‐ Army (IPPS-A) will modernize Army Human Resources (HR) and develop a system for managing talent, reduce IT and military pay costs, and improve Soldiers’ lives through transparency and mobile capabilities. IPPS-A is innovative and represents a revolutionary leap forward in Army HR and IT.

IPPS-A is the critical enabler for The Army People Strategy and its transition to a Talent Management system and a data-rich environment. The IPPS-A Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software suite integrates over 1.1 million Soldiers into a multi-component (Active Army, Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve) personnel and pay system to deliver Total Force visibility to support Readiness, Talent Management and Auditability. The software that runs IPPS-A is the ORACLE PeopleSoft Suite, and IPPS-A will eventually completely integrate the military personnel and pay functions for Active Army, Army National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, West Point Cadets, Reserve Officer Training Corps and Health Professional Scholarship Students in a single system.

IPPS-A will deliver visibility over the entire force and maximize the potential of the Army’s greatest asset, the Soldier, to enhance Army Readiness. It will improve access, timeliness and will provide auditability of personnel and pay information for the Total Army – integrating more than 30 current systems; eliminating more than 300 interfaces; ensuring secure, consistent processes and data; and meeting required standards.

At full deployment, IPPS-A will…

  • Become cyber / information assurance compliant; able to robustly defend our HR data.
  • Provide complete visibility of the Total Force in one Human Resource System ― over 1.1 million Soldiers.
  • Enable the Army to better manage the talents of the Total Force based on their knowledge, skills and behaviors to optimize Soldiers’ contributions to Army Readiness.
  • Provide audit capability for pay and benefits; ensure the best use of Army dollars to employ human capital.
  • Better Soldiers’ lives by reducing pay and personnel errors and providing full transparency of actions.
  • Create an integrated military personnel and pay system, subsume over 30 legacy systems and eliminate 300 interfaces,
  • Execute HR Transformation, MilPay Transition and Business Process Reengineering in conjunction with fielding IPPS-A in order to create a 21st century Talent Management system and a HR data-rich environment.
At full deployment, IPPS-A will provide: Total Force Visibility, Comprehensive records, Integrated capabilities, Self-service 24/7, Electronic approvals, Data Standardization, and Auditability

IPPS-A Mission and Vision:

  • Enable Better Quality of Life for Soldiers and Families
  • Provide Robust Tools to Enable Mission Command for Leaders and Commanders
  • Deliver a Modern Suite of Capabilities (Personnel and Pay) to Human Resources Professionals
  • Provide Essential Capabilities to the Army (Total Force, Talent and Data, and Auditability)


A System that Safeguards Critical Information

The Army recognizes the sensitivity of its Soldiers’ personnel and pay data. IPPS-A incorporates audit trails of all transactions, encrypts data, requires electronic signatures, and incorporates additional military and industry-standard cyber protection measures. Simultaneously, IPPS-A’s automatic internal controls will help maintain the accuracy and integrity of personnel and pay information by identifying transaction discrepancies. Together, these measures will enable the Army to provide a centralized personnel and pay system that is secure and accessible only to authorized users.

And a capability that is:

IPPS-A will provide a capability that is easy to use, reliable, well-trained, secure, auditable, and adaptive.

IPPS-A is a component of the Army's overall modernization and transformation efforts:

IPPS-A is a component of the Army's overall modernization and transformation efforts.